Archive for August, 2019

Use an interactive conversation coach to help with skeptics

Getting people to listen when they have made up their minds is difficult. But what if someone has based their decision on false and faulty information and the emotional takes over rather than the rational? Health information website, Verywell launched an interactive experience called Healthy Conversations “that uses the format of a choose-your-own-adventure text message […]

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Six killer examples of gamification in learning

Compliance training tends to be a serious matter—and it is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add some fun, including gamification. Wikipedia’s definition: “Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the […]

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What’s in the mashed potatoes?

Sometimes you come across an advice column that makes you go just wow… This is one of them. The Cut’s regular advice columnist, Heather Havrilesky’s response to a reader writing about how her in-laws are careless with her serious mushroom allergy. Imagine going to dinner and your in-laws who have been told how it’s life […]

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Incredible sports stories

Here are a few sports-related items that were wows this week: Gymnast, SIMONE BILES won her sixth championship and became the first woman to land a triple double in competition on the floor. Toronto Blue Jay rookie, BO BICHETTE entered the history books for the most extra-base hits in consecutive games ever for a major league baseball player. […]

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Online learning is going to high school

The Ontario provincial government just announced they want high school students to take online courses for four out of 30 high school credits in order to graduate. Joanne Laucius, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says this means that “Ontario high school students will have more compulsory e-learning than any other jurisdiction in the world.” The […]

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Learning from our AI past

Accenture posted a fascinating article: What we can learn about AI of the 1800s. You read that right—the 1800s. The below is taken directly from their brief, but we highly recommend reading the full ARTICLE to find out more. “Where is AI taking us? What will it enable in the future? How will it change industries […]

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